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  1. "Europe Must Defend Itself Against A Dangerous President"

    Never in my life did I expect to see a headline like this:
    From the German News Magazine "Der Spiegel":

    Europe Must Defend Itself Against A Dangerous President

    Trump as Nero: Europe Must Defend Itself Against A Dangerous President - SPIEGEL ONLINE

    I was lucky enough in my youth to spend 4 years serving in the United States Army in Europe- Germany, to be precise. It was a wonderful experience, and I got to learn a great deal about things European, ...
  2. Outsourcing to the biggest corporations on earth

    From a guy I read on a regular basis- Don Brown.

    Increasing Unemployment

    Yes I hope the title makes you do a little head scratching. Now put on your thinking cap and think.

    Union membership down slightly among federal employees

    ”The overall drop in federal union membership is tied primarily to the government's wider use of contract and temporary workers, according to J. David Cox, secretary-treasurer of

    Updated 02-02-2011 at 10:10 AM by James48843

  3. What America is all about.

    I just thought I would share this with you today.

    I got an e-mail from someone I have known from meeting her 25 years ago. I first met her when she was a German local national who took a job as a secretary on the Army base I was stationed at in 1983. She worked hard every day for the year and a half or so that I knew her there before I left the Army. She gave me good information on the local things happening in town, and I learned a great deal from her about German life, values, ...
  4. Bankers and the Economy.

    During the Great Depression of the 1930's, Congress passed a set of rules for banks that stabilized the boom-bust cycles that had plagued this country for years. Those simple banking regulations worked. And worked well. The 1940's, 1950's 1960's were all years of generally improving financial conditions. Even the inflation of the 70's, and the recession of the early 1980's was something that our country found ways to handle.

    In the mid-1980's, banking regulation started to be dismantled ...

    Updated 01-28-2010 at 07:49 PM by James48843

  5. Betting against the odds

    Now I know why I read this guy's blog every day. He nails it every time.

    This is the story --carried yesterday in the New York Times, of how Goldman Sachs created a new type of security- a Synthetic Collateralized Debt Obligation (CDO), sold it to their customers, then placed bets that they would lose money and become worthless.

    It's almost a perfect crime, because once you do that, you ...
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